Sunday, February 24, 2013

Go Green - Home

Hey lovelies -
Today I'll be doing the second of the series, the home. If you're not sure what all this is about, look down below at some former posts! This one most likely won't be as extensive as the last, just some tips/tricks that I thought up!

Tips for staying green in the home:

Use energy efficient light bulbs. Y'know those twisty ones in the store? Apparently these last much longer than your standard light bulb, and don't take as much energy!

• Unplug your appliances after use. Now, of course I do not want you to unplug your oven after you've baked or something. What I mean by this is that after your phone is finished charging, or you've just blow dried your hair, unplug the appliance. It'll help save electric (and maybe reduce the bill!).

• Similar to the last one, don't keep your devices plugged in once they are fully charged. I have a difficult time staying on track with this one because sometimes I'll plug in the phone before bed and it'll charge up all night. But if you're pretty reliable and want to stay on top of things, this is the tip for you.

• Plant something. I always loved the idea of a small garden outside of the home or a few plants all around the house. For inspiration click here , here, or here! Lovely ideas from the ever inspiring A Beautiful Mess sisters.

•Use natural daylight. I know this one sounds obvious, but you would be susurprised. The other morning I was on my latop and had turned on the lights in my room. Without even thinking about it. It was daylight, around 12 pm. Why not just use the window? The thought had just dawned on me, so I opened it up, and sure enough, it did the trick.

 Allllll right. That's all for today, I'll have the last one up soon. What are your thoughts on this series? Comment below! (I love love love reading them) 




Saturday, February 23, 2013

Going Green - Health

Hey guys-
If you haven't heard of this series I thought up check down below for some earlier posts. This particular post is Going Green - Health. I'm just going to give a few tips on staying healthy and trying to help the environment at the same time. Like I said before, I am no expert, and I'm not great at all of these so we are going to go through this together.

Try and eat healthier.
 I know this is a kind of loaded suggestion. It's a lot of hard work and I understand that. But the way you'll feel after is so worth it. I don't think you need to be on a strict diet to be healthy. There are plenty of ways, such as:
only eat if you are hungry | try out smoothies/juicing | make sure to have at least one veggie with dinner | use the "cheat cheat" rule and give yourself a spoil day 

 Some of the foods that I have heard are "superfoods" or are super healthy and tasty (I think) are kale, almonds, oats, berries, yogurt, wheat bread, and wheat pasta (the angel hair isn't as pungent), to name a few.

• Exercise

I'm not going to tell you to do it daily. I'm not even going to tell you how long to exercise. Just do something. Anything. Walk, run, jog, lift, squat, pull up, push up, do planks, do sit ups. Just make sure you are moving and being active. Believe me, I hate to think "Oh I should probably work out" after a hard, long day. But you'll feel better in the end.

  Buy organic.

Now, here's the one I have the most trouble with. It is expensive. That is the one downfall and something I'll never understand. They say "Eat healthy", but if I can't afford it, how will I
I do believe it is better for you to eat organic, but if you can't I wouldn't sweat it. Start small maybe, try out organic veggie broth, then organic apples, whatever it is. No big commitment or pressure.

So, I think that just about all I've got for this one. Stay tuned for the other two: home and hobbies. Are you enjoying the series? Comment below with the answer.   

friday favorites ♥

okie dokie artichoke-ies. here are my FRIIIDAYYY FAVOORITEES. (a little belated, i know)

lovely necklaces via Pinterest
this starry dress from
love this light from Pinterest
i think this is beautiful from
i really want to try this!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Going Green - Intro

Hey cuties!
I had an idea the other day about what my next blog post should be and this idea hit me; it is called the Going Green Series. In this series I am going to give ideas and plans that I have made to help save energy and be healthier in general. Now let me put it out there now that I am not the best at this kind of thing, which is another reason I am going to give it a go. I will be trying to improve as well on these things as I go along.

This isn't like a serious "YOU MUST DO THIS" type of lecture thing. It was just an idea that dawned on me and something that can maybe help your finances, health etc. As you can see above there will be three categories: health, home. and hobbies.

Keep your eyes out for updates!



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

birchbox - february review !

Hey all!
I'm very excited because I got my February birchbox in the mail today. I'll go over everything that was inside of it below and tell you what I'm most excited about this time around! Also, keep your eyes out for reviews on some of the products in the boxes as well.

   February Box:
• Jouer | Matte Moisture Tint -- full size, $38
• Lancôme | Hypnôse Star Mascara -- full size, $28
• SKIN&Co Roma | Cleansing Body Gel with Olive & Sicilian Orange Extracts -- full size, $17.50
• Vasanti | Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator  -- full size, $34
• Ghiradelli's Milk & Caramel Square

This month's theme was RED CARPET READY, in preparation for all the awards going on in the month of February. The product I'm most excited to use in the  Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara because of all the good things I have heard about Lancôme.
Are any of you subscribed to Birchbox? How about another beauty subscription?

Monday, February 18, 2013

review: Laura Gellar Waterproof Eye Spackle

Hi lovlies- 
Here is the promised review. Today I am reviewing Laura Gellar waterproof Eye Spackle which I received as a gift on Christmas. The product itself is a tinted eyeshadow primer. I like the packaging of the product and find that it looks pretty sleek.  On one end of the click pen is a brush applicator and on the other is a red end that you twist to get the product onto the brush.

At first, I didn't really like the product because I found that after the first use the skin around my eye and my eyelid were kind of dry. Then I started using my Maracuja oil from Tarte Cosmetics around my eye and next to it where the dryness was occurring and that cleared it right up. I then began using the product again and now I love it. 

Like I said above it does come in different shades. Mine is light/medium but they also offer medium/deep. The color covers any darkness you may have on the eyelid. As for staying power, I find that it keeps for around nine hours (I'm pretty sure I have oily eyelids that are prone to crease). Overall, a good product. I recommend it.
in natural sunlight

in artificial light

• It retails at $23; here is the link:

What are your favorite eye primers?  How long do they stay on for? Comment below!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

sorry :/

hey lovlies-

im so so so so sorry about not posting that often. things have been outrageously crazy around here. i am hoping to put up a review pretty soon so keep that in mind and check up on the blog soon!

much love,